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Wild Card Sunday, May 25, 2008

Good afternoon, Netizens...

I admit my heart is heavy today, knowing that Utah Phillips is no longer aboard this train keeping us on our collective toes. There are some in our society who proudly proclaim themselves to be either musicians and/or folk singers, but few, I fear, who could ever have the temerity to aspire to the standard set by a hobo, poet-philosopher and truly a great monologist. (It was in A Word A Day about six weeks ago, and I adopted it!)

However, for today's Wild Card, I thought immediately of this traffic stop, or rather, could we call this a traffic impediment? Yeah, just try and drive away from this traffic cop. Said buffalo doesn't need a Taser, and he won't shoot you between the marks with his Glock. He just stands there patiently with his head in your face, waiting until you cough up your license and then, because it is just a piece of plastic, munches on it awhile.

And on that note, here is your wild card for the day.


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